Taieri top of table after two wins

Angus McKenzie
Angus McKenzie
Taieri has moved to the top of the premier grade twenty20 standings with back-to-back wins during the weekend.

It beat North East Valley by five runs in the early game. Dale Phillips whacked an undefeated 47 from 27 balls to help his side post 143 for five at Tonga Park on Saturday.

Tom Dempster chipped in with a valuable 33.

North East Valley was always in the hunt but fell just short of the target. Llew Johnson (33), Corey Perett (27) and Hunter Kindley (24) gained starts but could not press on and Travis Muller (20 not out) and Hayden Johnston (17 not out) were not able to eke out a few more runs.

In the late game, Taieri's Beckham Wheeler-Greenall clubbed 62 from 45 to steer his side through to a decent total of 155 for seven.

University-Grange slumped to be all out for 107 in reply.

Wheeler-Greenall was to the fore again with four for 24. It was a good day for the talented all-rounder.

Carisbrook-Dunedin/Kaikorai recorded two wins and is in third place after four rounds.

It held on to beat Albion by 17 runs in the early game. Max Chu (37) and Richard Sillars (39) added 59 for the fourth wicket, and Camden Hawkins made 31 at the top to help is side post 167 for nine.

Tommy Clout and Angus McKenzie picked up three wickets apiece for Albion. McKenzie performed with the bat as well. He top-scored for the Eagles with 46 but his side was restricted to 150 for nine.

Jeremy Smith and Jack Pryde nabbed three each for CDK.

Fergus Ellis then led the way against North East Valley. He swatted 63 from 39 as his side reached 163 for five. North East Valley was off the pace, mustering just 115 for eight in reply.

Sillars stood out with the ball. He claimed three for 18 from his four overs.

Albion bounced back from its loss to CDK with a 78-run win against Green Island at Sunnyvale.

It scored a formidable 193 for three and bowled out its opponent for 115. Max O'Dowd produced the best performance of the weekend. He clobbered 132 not out from 77 deliveries. The knock featured six sixes and 12 fours.

Green Island recorded a five-wicket victory over the winless University-Grange earlier in the day. Nick Parata took four for 15 to help contain University-Grange to a modest 83 for nine. Green Island laboured a little but won with three overs to spare.

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